There's beauty here, and thoughtfulness. A fine blend of modern world and ageless americana with dashes of pitch-black humour. Some lull here and there, but it balances out nicely in the end. Tommy Lee Jones seems to know his craft behind the camera, too.
A modern meditation that is as much a western as any other. Tommy Lee Jones inhabits the film both in front and behind the camera and the movie is beautifully simple yet complex. A fine piece of minimalist Americana.
Tommy Lee Jones crafted a great genre picture. Incorporating the sensibilities of modern concerns such as border control and the war in the Middle East the film easily transcends all current media stories and becomes really just a great classic Western.
Arriaga, stupendomi ancora una volta, assembla un puzzle narrativo incurante del concetto di "cronologia", formato da tasselli espositivi di varie forme e misure, percorrendo la storia del povero Melquiades, vittima impotente degli eventi. La regia di Lee Jones ben si presta al gioco narrativo e mostra gli eventi in modo efficace e puntuale. Intanto guardatelo, se poi trovate Jimenez fate un fischio.
This looks/feels like a TV movie, but TLJ as the loyal and lonely cowboy who done lost his fool mind in a hella charming and engaging way redeems it. Kind of a Magic Mexican movie, but w/ too much respect for its characters' weaknesses to allow easy lessons learned. Every non-Mexican in this movie is at least somewhat physically unattractive -- that's refreshing -- and the idiocy reaches Breaking Bad levels.